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Say What??–“Walk Your Bike”

For safety's sake, drivers of non-motor vehicles are required please walk with your vehicles
"For safety's sake, drivers of non-motor vehicles are required please walk with your vehicles."

All those stories you’ve heard are true. The Chinese sure do love their bycicles as a means of getting around town. That’s not to say that they don’t have a plethora of two-wheeled motorbikes clogging the bike lanes, but the pedal powered versions have a formidable force!

The downside to these two-wheeled forms of transit is that their driver’s tend to bend the rules a bit, squeezing into areas a car would never fit through. That’s not just a China thing…I can’t tell you how many times I’ve nearly been run over by a cyclist on the streets of New York City!

So, it is perhaps no surprise that the Chinese city of Chengdu, capital of it’s famed Sichuan province, should kindly request that cylclists walk their bikes at certain points. Now, if only they could make that request in as few words…

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By Aaron

Hey there! I'm Aaron and this is my travel site, where I document my adventures to all corners of the world. My love for travel started at the ripe old age of four, when a midlife crisis uprooted my family to Ecuador for five years. Since then, I've been to countries on 4 different continents. When I'm not blissfully on the road, I reside in New York City, where I become the ultimate travel junkie and spend my days dreaming up my next great adventure! Read More...

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